Help with Acne

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    I have a question for everyone out there. I have PCOS and one of the problems with this condition is it gives women acne. Because of the extra testosterone in my body I just have terrible acne. I have tried every face wash out there to no avail. I am 37 and my face looks like a teenage boy. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to use? I know this condition is usually treated with the Pill but due to blood clotting issues I can't go on it. I don't really want to ask my doc for Accutane or anything because that drug seems so dangerous. I take care of my skin and I wash it 2-3 times a day but I am just so frustrated right now.
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    We can't give medical advice as per the Terms of Service......Have you tried proactive? Amazing stuff......I would consult with a dermatologist to see what else is out there.....((HUGS))
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    I understand. I'm not asking for medical advice. Just wanting to know if there is any over-the-counter stuff people have used or some kind of magic remedy. Lol. Yes I have tried proactive to no avail. I just can't seem to get this under control. It's quite embarrassing to be 37 with acne.
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    The problem with PCOS it's hormone driven...OTC products may not help much....((HUGS))
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    My daughter has PCOS and has been seeing a naturopath who has advised dietary changes. She has had some success by avoiding any soy and avocado.
    Best wishes!
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    I do not have PCOS but I do have acne and I am 37 years old as well. I had tried EVERYTHING (seen a derm in the past too and tried Rx stuff as well). I was with you about Accutane as well and could not be on OCP. I found Serious Skin Care- their acne line (continuously clear) along with the Clarisonic brush to be a LIFESAVER. Serious skin care has their own website and they also sell it on HSN. I rarely break out anymore (used to get horrible, large, painful cystic/abscess type acne). The only time I do is if I miss a day of using my products. If you have not tried it, I think it is worth it. Proactive did nothing for me as did all of the other things you see advertised on TV. I was using the skin care regimen first and had good results. When I started using the Clarisonic, it was amazing. Good Luck!
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    I am so going to try that thank you!!! I just feel like I am at my wits end with my face anymore. And I have some of that cystic acne also and it is painful. But the embarrassment of having horrible acne at 37, well there are no words. I am going to the website right now.
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    No medical advice, BUT my son has the same issue, esp. on his back. He went to see a dermatologist and it is finally clearing up. She put him on an oral med and a topical. A previous derm didn't do jack, except charge us money. : )
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    Sorry, duplicate post. It was the computer, not me. I swear!
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    Good Luck! QVC had a great deal (with easy pay ) on the clarisonic.
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